Monday Music Rewind: Trip Shakespeare – Snow Days

Trip Shakespeare

Trip Shakespeare was a Minneapolis-based alternative rock band of the late 1980s/early 1990s. The band included Dan Wilson and John Munson, who would later go on to be founding members of Semisonic.

Across The Universe is an album released by Trip Shakespeare in 1990. It was the band’s first release on A&M Records, the major label that they had signed with earlier in the year.

Calling “Snow Days” “Trip Shakespeare at its best”, Newsday described it as “an eccentric blues about the kind of blizzard that shuts down school…a lovely evocation of childhood in the Minnesota winter.”[11]

“Every time we worked on the song in the studio, it seemed to snow,” bassist John Munson claimed of “Snow Days”. “When we were mixing the song in New York, it snowed there for the first time in years on Thanksgiving,” said Matt Wilson.[12]

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